Michael Bigelow Dixon was Literary Manager and, in his last year, Associate Artistic Director at Actors Theatre of Louisville from 1985 to 2001. He then worked for six years as Literary Director and Director of Studio Programming at the Guthrie Theater and after that was Resident Director at The Playwrights' Center in Minneapolis for two years. He has directed numerous world premiere productions of plays by Julie Marie Myatt, Lee Blessing, Steven Dietz, Jessica Goldberg, Melanie Marnich, Kelly Stuart and Naomi Wallace. Mr. Dixon has written more than 20 published and produced plays, most with Val Smith, and has edited 35 volumes of plays and criticism with Amy Wegener, Tanya Palmer, Liz Engelman, and Michele Volansky. He launched a creative retreat, Tofte Lake Center, in the Boundary Waters of northern Minnesota, and he is currently Assistant Professor in the Theatre Department at Goucher College.